Practice: Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)

Parivrtta = ‘Revolved’       Utkata = ‘Wild’, ‘Frightening’, ‘Intense’, ‘Furious’ Utkatasana is known by many other names, such as ‘fierce pose’, ‘fiery angle pose’, ‘powerful pose’, ‘lightening bolt pose’, ‘chair pose’, ‘hazardous pose’, ‘awkward pose’…. So you already know it’s not exactly a posture you’re going to fall asleep in…. While this posture isContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)”

Practice: Virabhadrasana 1 / Warrior 1 *Heart Opening Variation

Vira = Hero     Bhadra = Friend    Asana = Posture Just the action of opening up the chest and energetic heart space can be enough to shift some people’s mindset; we’re often so caught up in our own world of worries, concerns and frustrations that we tend to close ourselves off physically and emotionally from theContinue reading “Practice: Virabhadrasana 1 / Warrior 1 *Heart Opening Variation”

Practice: Parivrtta Ashta Chandrasana / Revolved Eight Point Crescent Lunge / Revolved High Lunge

Parivrtta = ‘Revolved’    Ashta = ‘Eight’    Chandra = ‘Moon’    Asana = ‘Posture’ Physically, twists are thought to be ‘detoxifying’ – they help to ‘get things moving’ if you know what I mean … by stimulating the digestive process and improving circulation. At this time of year, the cold weather and change inContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Ashta Chandrasana / Revolved Eight Point Crescent Lunge / Revolved High Lunge”

Practice: Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana (Revolved Hand To Big Toe Pose)

 A balancing pose which requires deep focus in order to hold for a sustained amount of time, and encourages honesty when navigating your way to the fullest expression of the asana that your body will allow you to reach today. With a combination of balancing and twisting; Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana does a good job of quietening theContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana (Revolved Hand To Big Toe Pose)”

What Makes A Well-Rounded Yoga Practice?

For anyone who hasn’t already seen it, here’s an extra offering for you this week…. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your own yoga practice by covering all the areas I discuss in an article recently published by YogaMoo.com! CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE